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#1 teratosis

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:00 PM

XP Pro system.

The system boots up fine, logs into Windows. But if I do anything, click an icon or even nothing the system restarts and prompts NTLDR is Missing(this happens everytime i first boot this system) afterwards it runs fine until the next day when i boot it up after work. I have the Fix NTDLR app. I want to understand why this happens every time, sometimes it will reboot and log right back into windows, other times I have to use Fix NTDLR. I've tried virus scans, chkdsk etc but it just keeps doing this. Any ideas?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:27 PM

I do not know what is that Fix NTLDR application but see this link http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/ntldrmissingxp.htm

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 10:34 PM

I do not know what is that Fix NTLDR application but see this link http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/ntldrmissingxp.htm

Thanks, Fix NTLDR is this cool boot disk that attempts to repair that problem. Got it from here a while back. http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm

Just can't figure out why it does it so often, may be getting confused be second drive. I'll try some of the things on the page you sent thanks.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:24 AM

Hi! Sounds like the installer is caught in a loop. Have you tried using miscuu?

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:37 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Checked the website of the system manufacturer for clues re this error message on this system?

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

I would addd a weak, failing CMOS battery to the list of suspects...since such can produce various strange error messages and system situations.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:18 AM

Thanks for the replies, will go through each of these. The system is a 10 year old Dell have changed out the HD a few times. Could be that battery, very old system and the last couple times I have installed XP Pro after a month it would start that again.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:51 AM

FWIW: CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosreplace.asp .

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:09 AM

Fixes for NTLDR Errors
Firstly restart the PC. The NTLDR error could be a fluke.

Next check your floppy and optical (CD/DVD/BD) drives for media and disconnect any external drives. Often times, the "NTLDR is Missing" error will appear if your PC is trying to boot to a non-bootable floppy disk, CD/DVD/BD, or external hard drive or flash drive.

Note: If you find that this is the cause of your problem and it's happening a lot, you might want to consider changing the boot order in BIOS so the hard drive with Windows installed is listed first.

Thirdly check the hard drive and other drive settings in BIOS and ensure they are correct. The BIOS configuration tells the computer how to use a drive so incorrect settings can cause problems, including NTLDR errors.

Note: There is usually an Auto setting for hard drive and optical drive configurations in BIOS which is usually a safe bet if you're not sure what to do.


I also got help from here.

http://www.techyv.com/questions/ntldr-missing




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